Budgeting

It’s not just a matter of choosing the right technology. Financial leaders also need to think about aligning resources with corporate objectives. 

Which comes first: the budgeting software or the budget plan?

This may seem like a fairly obvious chicken-and-egg question, but some of the brightest minds in finance technology will tell you it needs to be answered in a highly sophisticated way. Continue reading Why CFOs Need To Bring Planning, Strategy and Budgeting Together

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This article first appeared in TechTarget.

By subscribing to cloud-based Vena, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices retains the familiarity of spreadsheets and gains major advantages in speed, accuracy and productivity.

With cloud-based business budgeting software from Vena Solutions, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is about 10 times more productive during the annual budgeting process than it was with Microsoft Excel, and the budget is much more detailed, according to the top accountant for the real estate brokerage. Continue reading In the News | Business budgeting software boosts productivity for real estate broker

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A survey says workers would be a lot more productive if the systems they use were more interactive. The solution may already be within reach.

Stop what you’re doing. Close your most recent files and sign out of your usual applications. It’s time to do some group problem-solving, and that means it’s time for all of us to boot up our team collaboration system instead. Continue reading The Immersive Collaboration Tool Everybody’s Already Using

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If a literary author sees the value in using Excel to keep track of more than 150 characters, just imagine what CFOs and their teams could do.

The story of how a U.S. president coped with the sudden death of his son, Lincoln On The Bardo may not be the kind of escapist reading that CFOs and other business leaders would turn to in their downtime. You don’t have to love George Saunders’ novel, however, to appreciate the process he took to create it. Continue reading A Novel Use of Excel Spreadsheets to Inspire Finance Departments

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It’s not easy for anyone to do more with less, but in the case of the CFO’s team, there’s little doubt their impact is only going to grow.

There are some who mistakenly believe working in the finance department is an ongoing exercise of figuring out where to chop next. Those people might be surprised to realize that even those on the CFO’s team aren’t immune from the axe. Continue reading The Bright Side of All Those Finance Department Budget Cuts

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